National Affairs: Firing Up the Calliope

Back from Europe came a group of House Republicans with an exhilarating report. They went to study the foreign-aid program, and used the occasion to study Ike Eisenhower. True, whenever they had tried to get politically confidential, Eisenhower had hurriedly called in two of his aides. One returning Republican said: "It was like getting ready to propose to your girl, then having her kid brothers bust in on you." But each Republican got the same definite impression: although Ike was not saying, he would be available, in case anyone was still seriously in...

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